Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a U.S.-based political organization, which refers to itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement. JVP provides the façade of Jewish support for BDS and other forms of demonization, including on university campuses and in churches, while also seeking to “drive a wedge” within the American Jewish community and generate polarization over Israel.
Jewish Voice for Peace is not transparent about its funding sources. Limited financial information is available through public IRS documents, which report total income of $3,959,130 in FY2021 (July 2021-June 2022; latest available), $2,882,791 in FY2020, and $3,332,837 in FY2019.
For 2019-2021, in total, NGO Monitor was able to identify $3,395,329 in donations and grants to JVP. Donors include private foundations that disburse funds at the discretion of directors, as well as foundations that act as conduits for private giving (“donor advised”). Most of the information for 2022 is not currently available, but NGO Monitor found $48,700 (many nonprofits have not yet published their financial statements for that year).
In 2019-2021, the largest known private donations were provided by:
- Kaphan Foundation ($441,510)
- The Kaphan Foundation was established by Sheldon J. Kaphan. It “primarily funds grantmaking related to policy and civic action, digital rights, education and youth, the environment, health, and global causes.”
- Kaphan has also provided funding for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), an ideological NGO that promotes demonization of Israel. CCR is active in lawfare suits against Israel and Israeli officials;, promotes BDS campaigns; urges the U.S. government to stop providing military aid to Israel; and repeatedly accuses Israel of “war crimes,” “crimes against humanity,” and other such allegations.
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund ($340,000)
- The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) has also awarded grants to other -BDS and anti-Israel NGOs, including Defense for Children International – Palestine (a member of the PFLP’s NGO network), Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Al-Shabaka, and Adalah Justice Project.
- According to RBF’s funding database, RBF has approved an additional $150,000 in 2023-2026 for JVP.
- Quitiplas Foundation ($200,000)
- Quitiplas Foundation is registered in Wilmington, Delaware.
- The Foundation only lists one employee, Thomas M Scruggs Jr., who claims to have “extensive experience in community media and leftist organizing.”
- Matthew G Krane Foundation ($198,000)
- The grants to JVP appear to be the only major donation by the foundation in 2019-2021.
- In 2011, Krane was sentenced to 32-months in prison “in connection with a fraudulent tax shelter scheme.”
- Open Society Policy Center ($150,000)
- The Open Society Policy Center, part of the Open Society Foundations (OSF, Soros family), “engages in advocacy aimed at influencing public policy on domestic and international issues, including civil rights and liberties, criminal justice reform, immigration, public health policy, and the promotion of government accountability.”
- OSF provided grants to a number of highly politicized NGOs, including Al-Haq, Al Mezan, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, and Yesh Din.
- Vivian & Paul Olum Charitable Foundation ($117,500)
- Distributes grants to organizations involved in: arms control, diseases and conditions, education, human rights, human services, international peace and security, international relations, nuclear non-proliferation, and sports and recreation.
- Provided funding to Amnesty International, International Crisis Group, Oxfam America, T’ruah, and the New Israel Fund.
In 2019-2021, anonymous donor-advised funds were provided through:
- Schwab Charitable Fund ($654,233)
- Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund ($260,705)
- Morgan Stanley Global Impact ($175,600)
- Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program ($98,650)
- Tides Foundation ($75,000)
- National Philanthropic Trust ($13,300)
- American Endowment Foundation ($8,500)
Known Funding to JVP from Foundations
|Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc||$6,000||$5,000||$10,000|
|American Online Giving Foundation Inc||$34,897||$14,746||$14,413|
|Angelo R & Mary V Cali Family Foundation Inc||$1,000||$3,500|
|Arc of Justice||$10,000||$10,000|
|Bollag Family Foundation||$1,500||$1,500||$1,500||$1,500|
|David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund||$500||$1,000||$1,000|
|Defense Against Thought Control Foundation Inc||$3,000||$1,000||$5,000|
|Do Right Foundation||$3,000||$3,000||$3,000|
|Edna Wardlaw Charitable||$9,000||$11,000|
|Feingold Family Charitable Foundation||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000|
|Foundation for Middle East Peace||$10,000||$5,000|
|Good Planet Foundation||$10,000||$10,000|
|Halaby Family Foundation Inc||$2,000|
|Harter Family Charitable Foundation||$5,000|
|Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation||$30,000||$20,000|
|Mal Bdl Charitable Foundation||$10,000|
|Matthew G Krane Foundation||$100,000||$48,000||$50,000|
|Masimo Foundation for Ethics Innovation & Competition in Health||$20,000|
|Maximum Difference Foundation||$2,500|
|Morse Family Foundation Inc||$1,000||$2,000||$1,000|
|Neil Barsky And Joan S Davidson Foundation||$2,500||$1,000|
|Network for Good||$6,115|
|Norman E Alexander Family S Foundation Inc||$30,000|
|Open Society Policy Center||$150,000|
|Phillips Green Foundation Inc||$2,000||$1,000|
|Rockefeller Brothers Fund||$165,000||$100,000||$75,000|
|Seymour & Sylvia Rothchild Family 2004 Charitable Foundation||$2,000||$2,000||$2,000|
|Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation in Honor of M Ager Inc||$2,000|
|Social Ventures Inc||$5,000|
|Tarbell Family Foundation||$7,000|
|The James & Mary Jane Barrett Foundation||$7,500||$8,000|
|The Melaver Foundation Inc||$1,000||$1,000|
|Tomkins Family Foundation||$2,000|
|Violet Jabara Charitable Trust||$25,000||$25,000|
|Vivian & Paul Olum Charitable Foundation||$25,000||$40,000||$25,000||$27,500|
Donor Advised Funding to JVP
|American Endowment Foundation||$8,500|
|Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund||$82,112||$107,989||$70,604|
|Morgan Stanley Global Impact||$90,000||$58,100||$27,500|
|National Philanthropic Trust||$5,500||$7,800|
|Schwab Charitable Fund||$197,700||$191,768||$264,765|
|Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program||$29,800||$62,850||$6,000|